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Author LaShonda Katrice Barnett Comes to Speak at Sarah Lawrence College about Her Experiences as Historian and Researcher

Yonkers, NY — March, 2018 — Dr. LaShonda Katrice Barnett, author of the award-winning novel Jam on the Vine, is coming to speak at Sarah Lawrence College about her experience uncovering Gilded-Age history through materials in the archives of Chicago’s Newberry Library. This lecture will take place at the Wrexham House Living Room on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m and is free to attend.

Dr. Barnett will be presenting her research experience on the Gilded-Age in Chicago through exploring primary sources such as theatre, print publications, diaries, and photographs to uncover dramatic life stories of Gilded-Age women. As the Gilded Age was a time of dramatic social change and a sudden reshaping of ideas about gender and gender relationships, Barnett will be digging into how different ethnic groups, classes, and power dynamics complicated women’s social and political struggle. Barnett’s research on this topic has inspired and shaped her novel-in-progress, God’s Folly.


Dr. LaShonda Katrice Barnett is an alumna of the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. She is author of the novel, Jam on the Vine (2015), winner of the Stonewall Book Award by the American Library Association, and Editor’s Choice at the Chicago Tribune, and Elle Magazine’s Belle Lettres 2015 Reader’s Prize. Jam on the Vine follows the life of African American journalist Ivoe Williams.  For full event details and updates, visit www.sarahlawrence.edu/news-events/events/2017-2018/2018-04-05-womens_history_collo-eid220271.html